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Jeniffer123
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EPS text is missing

Postby Jeniffer123 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:53 am

Hello everyone,

sorry if this has been asked before, I searched in the forum and could not find an answer.

I am trying to export an eps file from inkspace to latex. However the text is always missing in the eps file.

I tried converting the text into a path but it did not work.. I would be so thankful if someone knows how to deal with this... I need to put in so many eps images with text...

Thank you very much, any help is very much appreciated

Jeniffer

Lazur
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Re: EPS text is missing

Postby Lazur » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:36 am

Hi.

I'm not that familiar with latex, nor with eps, but
Jeniffer123 wrote:...I am trying to export an eps file from inkspace to latex. However the text is always missing in the eps file....
part is unclear to me.
Latex is like a html language that can be rendered as mathematical formulas.
Makes me wonder if you want to convert non-latex formulas to a latex format?
Also, inkscape works with svg-s, so you imported that eps -otherwise it's not really a necessary format.
You want to export it to an eps with latex -did you add it with inkscape's latex extension?
Jeniffer123 wrote:...I tried converting the text into a path but it did not work...

Oh wait- you already had latex parts -some mathematical formulas- that you wanted to convert to outlines?
And export it back to latex??

I assume from your description you would like to add some custom drawn glypths to a latex file you would later edit with a latex editor?
That's way beyond me, but maybe if you write a longer explanation someone can give you some suggestions.

Jeniffer123
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Re: EPS text is missing

Postby Jeniffer123 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:21 am

Hello Lazur,

thanks for your reply.

Basically I just created an image in inkscape and I used also the text function in inkscape to label some parts of the image.

Then I tried to create an eps file, because that is the best format to use to import to latex. However the eps file created from inkscape lacks the text parts and contains all the other parts.

So if I would draw a box with a text inside in inkscape, the eps file would only show the box...

Lazur
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Re: EPS text is missing

Postby Lazur » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:35 am

Hello Jeniffer,

if you convert a text object to path in inkscape (Shift+Ctrl+C),
press Shift+Ctrl+G to ungroup characters,
and Ctrl+K to combine them to one compound path.
That way the text should appear in eps, as the other graphic objects.

How to preserve the text editability?
My first guess the text was originally flowed and not a simple one.
You can convert a flowed back to simple by pressing Shift+Alt+W when the text is selected.

Maybe you should just try to save as level 2 eps instead of level 3.

If that still doesn't solve it, than maybe it has something to do with ghostscript? I don't know how to manage incompatibilities and such though.

Jeniffer123
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Re: EPS text is missing

Postby Jeniffer123 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:59 pm

Hello,

thanks for your help and your effort, unfortunately that still does not work :(

Thanks anyway :)

Jeniffer

tylerdurden
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Re: EPS text is missing

Postby tylerdurden » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:43 am

The checkbox is checked, perhaps?
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